Sermon Video: In the Ring, Never Give Up

July 12, 2016Family, Preaching

My wife is so much smarter than me, especially when it comes to relational and emotional issues. She joined me for this message and we d some pieces of our own marriage struggle as we taught biblical truth about how to stay married for the long haul. s

Yes, You Are Married to the Right Person

August 19, 2015Family

Marriage is an adventure filled with up’s and down’s, unexpected changes, new opportunities, and challenges of all shapes and sizes. Most couples get into marriage with the expectation that their spouse will never change. We think the guy or girl who made promises to us on our wedding day will not only be faithful to … Read More

18 Lessons from 18 Years of Marriage

June 13, 2015Family

On June 14, 1997, I married Angie Kirk, the most amazing woman on earth! The last eighteen years have been an adventure. We left home to go to college together and got engaged a little over a month into our freshmen year. That next spring I started pastoring a small church and Angie went back … Read More

My Personal Reflections on 2013

December 31, 2013Living 1 Comment

In 2013, God was good. But that’s true every year, isn’t it? His good character never changes. Ever. But life changes for us, and it changes in our world. And through that constant condition of change, God’s goodness carries us. I’m reflecting this morning on how our world has changed and how my life has … Read More

Wife In Ministry Gets A Unique Design

March 20, 2011Communications

Every designer struggles from the same phenomenon. As much as we stress over pleasing clients, we find it even challenging to please ourselves. We are our own worst critics. But I’ll add that designing for our spouse probably tops the list. If there is anyone I want to make happy (and whom I believe … Read More

Me!! I Found One!!

February 14, 2011Living 4 Comments

It’s ancient Hebrew poetry, and it’s found in the midst of wisdom literature. So if you understand the biblical context of Proverbs 31:10, it makes sense as a rhetorical question. “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far above rubies.” As Solomon recounts the advice of his mother to him about finding … Read More

Reasons I’m Thankful for My Wife

November 24, 2010Family, Living 3 Comments

Today is the day before Thanksgiving. In years past, I’ve gotten to spend this day with my family, either in the car traveling, or with extended family. I miss that today! I’m sitting in my office at Saddleback, which I enjoy, but not nearly as much as being with Angie. Let me tell you why… … Read More